Google’s Waterloo

Gary discovers a Waterloo, Canada based company that Google purchased – mobile software, including browsing and email. I must say, it must not suck to be Google if you're in charge of biz dev….

Gary discovers a Waterloo, Canada based company that Google purchased – mobile software, including browsing and email. I must say, it must not suck to be Google if you’re in charge of biz dev.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Google’s Waterloo”

  1. John,

    You like many Silicon Valley types gush endlessly about the potential of mobile. I think you should understand the dynamics of the industry a bit more. For example the often unmentioned porting costs:
    http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2005/06/porting_the_big.html

    What you want to be watching for is when Google/Yahoo! pull the trigger on an MVNO. There is NO money in mobile apps/content unless you have far more leverage with the carriers. Only an MVNO does that.

    Regards,
    Doug Turner
    skype: dduuggllaa

  2. “Also i noticed Google is embeding image search into the standard search results is this new?”

    no markus, since some weeks testing google sometimes the advertises with images.

    it looks good, for a little time a new optic, in some month the same adsense *g*

    no new unneeded traffic in our web 🙁

  3. I can’t wait to see google’s MVNO rollout, which would make perfect sense for such a universal brand. ESPN awaits, Virgin tried, but google may conquer and so can Apple.

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